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Getting Sweet Revenge

Garden City Wings

upset Owls 7-2

Since Garden City’s loss in last year’s semi-final playoffs to Lynbrook, Coach Rich Peck wanted the Wings to emerge victorious against the Owls the next time they were matched up. However, for that game at the Bethpage Sakting Rink, the Garden City team was to be short-benched on players. To overcome this, Coach Rich invited Alex Feinstein, one of his goalies, to play out while Matt Lobasso, the resident goalie on the Wings, closely guarded the net.   

During the first half of period one, both teams found themselves scoreless. Finally, powerhouse Post (#27) broke Lynbrook’s shutout unassisted, with seven minutes left on the clock, followed by (#97) Junior Matt Borges, unassisted, with 4:48 minutes left. The Owls were unable to respond in kind.

In the second period, Lynbrook managed to break Garden City’s shutout a few seconds off the opening face off. Soon after Joe Giarraputo (#29) retaliated with an assist from senior Josh Oventhal (#91). Joe King stepped up his plays and scored twice with 7:40 minutes, assisted by Borges, and 3:56 minutes left in the period assisted by Oventhal and Borges.

Starting the third period already down 5 goals against, Lynbrook became noticeably aggravated as they made futile attempts to fire more shots at Garden City, but Wings goalie Lobasso kept denying them of goals. Meanwhile teammates Alex Feinstein (#39), Blake O’Neill (#44) and Anthony Mercandetti (#21) kept redirecting the puck back to their opponent’s zone which allowed Shawn Post to score an unassisted goal a few minutes later. Completing his hat trick, King let a final unassisted shot fly at Lynbrook with 8:32 left. The remainder of the game, the Owls were so far behind they lost hope while the Wings just ran down the clock.  With only a few seconds left, Lynbrook squeaked out their last goal in garbage time against the Wings, but it was not enough to overcome their loss. In total, both teams had an almost equal numbers of shots on net—Lynbrook with 28 while Garden City had 27.  

Flying in the face of the Lynbrook Owls’ almost-perfect record so far in the Nassau County High School Hockey League, the Garden City Wings emerged with a 7-2 upset victory over Lynbrook. As a result, this win moved Garden City’s Varsity team up 2 positions into the 5th place slot in the league, and they expect to continue progressing as they become a formidable challenge to other teams.

For a schedule of the Garden City Wings games and practices, please visit http://www.gcwings.org/

News

Foofa

Although a bit unsure at first, all Foofa needs is a little bit of love and patience to bring out his true affectionate self. A favorite with the handlers, Foofa is proving an excellent student with his training, loves long walks on the trail, and enjoys his “pampering” sessions with petting and brushing.

Yoshi

Just like the Mario character, this little guy will keep you smiling all day long. Yoshi happily greets all people he meets, gets along well with his fellow canines, and loves long walks and petting sessions. Yoshi would make a wonderful addition in just about any home.

New leaders In Garden City Public Schools

Due to retirements, Garden City Public Schools is welcoming two new administrators: Dawn Cerrone will serve as the director of Athletics and Physical Education, and Lynette Abruzzo was appointed as the director of Pupil Personnel Services.

Cerrone was awarded her building and district administrative certificates from Albany’s College of St. Rose in 2008 and 2009, respectively. She received her Master’s in Health Education from Hofstra University in 1989 and her Bachelor’s in Physical Education from St. Bonaventure University in 1986.


Sports

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:

Garden City gals lead FLG

to three championships

The FLG 2018 girls have established themselves as one of FLG’s premier teams of the summer. Garden City’s Julia Kavan and Anna Mandaro at the midfield and Megan Sprotte and Ann Sullivan defensively led their team to three championships this summer. The girls “really started to gel and play as a unit,” said Coach McGinty, successfully executing new plays, transitioning well and crashing on defense. With the improvements across the board, the team hasn’t lost a game since the first tournament of the summer. These girls were leaders on and off the field and are taking FLG Girls Lacrosse to the next level.


Calendar

Friday Night Promenade

Friday, August 22

The Little Mermaid JR

Saturday, August 23

Getting Your Feet Wet

Tuesday, Aug. 26



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